Noida: Homebuyers in Sushant Megapolis seek FIR against builder over delay
Sushant Megapolis was an ambitious project that was proposed on 2,500 acres of land near Dadri in Greater Noida. It was kicked off in 2008 by Ansal Hi-Tech Townships Limited, which is an offshoot of Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Limited.noida Updated: May 13, 2017 23:10 IST
Scores of agitated homebuyers in Sushant Megapolis project approached the senior superintendent of police on Saturday afternoon, demanding action against the builder for delaying possession of flats for 10 years now. The project was launched by Ansal Hi-Tech Townships Limited in 2008.
Sushant Megapolis was an ambitious project that was proposed on 2,500 acres of land near Dadri in Greater Noida. It was kicked off in 2008 by Ansal Hi-Tech Townships Limited, which is an offshoot of Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Limited.
The township was supposed to have a wide array of residences including single flats and multi-storey apartments, besides luxurious facilities such as golf course. Residents alleged that the builder had made these promises through newspaper advertisements but failed to keep them up.
Homebuyers claim that they are yet to get possession of their homes and the builders’ group has lied about the facilities. “There are more than 8,000 buyers who have invested money in this project yet, the company has been unable to provide possession to even a single buyer. We have been protesting against this scam for the last ten years,” said Vivek Anand, a buyer.
Buyers also claimed that the builders’ group, while selling flats, lied to them about certain permissions and acquiring land. “They had told us that the land has been acquired from the farmers in Greater Noida and they will begin the construction soon. They kept on publishing advertisements in newspapers about the progress of the township while in reality, we just found either barren or agricultural land when we visited the spot. There was no township in sight,” said Pawan Verma, a homebuyer.
Buyers also alleged that the builders’ group tried to offer them flats in Lucknow, Agra and Jaipur in their sister projects. “After I repeatedly asked them about the progress of Sushant Megapolis project, they offered me a flat in one of their projects in Agra,” said Naseem, a homebuyer.
The buyers demanded SSP Love Kumar for police action and lodging of an FIR against the builders’ group for cheating the buyers and engaging in fraudulent activities.
“We have assured buyers of calling a meeting soon between the two parties. The case will be probed after that,” said Kumar.
Vikas Jain, the general manager of Sushant Megapolis project, said he has taken cognizance of the issue but refused to comment on the issue.
First Published: May 13, 2017 23:10 IST